The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Our true nationality is mankind.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.